Neil Titley’s Under Ken Wood, serialised here, made the front page of the Camden New Journal this week, with his claims that the Ruth Ellis bullet holes on the from of the pub were put there by Mary Watson in the early 90’s.
(I say claims; Neil was there!)
Nice to see the pub back in the news…
Rumour has it that the scaffold is coming down, and that the Magdala will re-open shortly – almost exactly 2 years after is initially closed!
In the meantime, the Guardian had an interesting article on the general plight of London pubs in this property developers feeding frenzy…
The Friends of the Magdala find themselves short on news, but many thanks to Thurston for this link that confirms the hearsay that the pub is being offered at an astronomical price; no wonder the Perret’s washed their hands of it.
Sounds of building work (upstairs?) are now being heard after a long hiatus.
If anyone does have anything concrete in the way of an update, please post it here, or email us.
An article has appeared in the KentishTowner!
The Ham and High have an article this week with some further information on the reopening of the Mag!
Camden Council have added the Magdala to the list of Assets of Community Value under the Localism Act and have published the fact on the Camden Council Website, where there is also an outline of what this means for the future.
The Ham and High have an article from July 2nd.